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Population Growth Prompts Expanding Water Infrastructure

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To keep up with growth, the district is building a new pump station and installing a 40,000-foot-long 60-inch-wide pipe.

Beaver Water District broke another record. The district sold about 101 million gallons of water on July 15 breaking the previous record of 88 million gallons of water treated and pumped in one day set this past September. The spike in demand is not only because of the heat, but also because Northwest Arkansas gains an estimated 30 people a day.

Born and raised in Oklahoma, Anna Pope grew up listening to public radio. Pope earned a bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism from Oklahoma State University where she reported for the university’s paper and became its news editor. She also interned at KOSU public radio, covering topics ranging anywhere from Indigenous affairs and rural issues to business and education. She joined KUAF as a Report for America corps member covering the impact of growth in June 2022.
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